The 62nd Annual Financial Analysts Seminar was held 24–27 July 2017 at the University of Chicago’s Gleacher Center. Internationally recognized as one of the most comprehensive continuing professional development programs for global investors, the event offers engaging lectures, small classroom discussions, and interactive case studies on a wide range of timely investment topics.
In August's leading posts, Larry Cao, CFA, receives a blockchain update, Julie Hammond, CFA, considers the state of fixed income, and Clare Flynn Levy shares tips for succeeding as a portfolio manager.
What is finance, where does it come from, and why does it matter? William N. Goetzmann addressed these questions in his presentation at the CFA Institute: 62nd Financial Analysts Seminar, leading participants on a tour through financial history.
Leading posts from August include Preston McSwain's call for more honest and accurate fee disclosures and performance reporting; an examination of Sam Zell's take on the economy by Julie Hammond, CFA; tips on how to ace job interviews by Julia VanDeren; Will Ortel's exploration of what's in a hedge fund name; and an analysis of capital markets during times of war by Mark Armbruster, CFA.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues are important, but are all of them material? California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS) CIO Christopher J. Ailman discusses how he resolves investment conflicts.
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